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Utica teen accused of shooting man in face with BB gun

Posted 8/30/22

A Utica teenager is accused of shooting an acquaintance in the face with a BB gun very early on Tuesday, according to the Utica Police Department.

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Utica teen accused of shooting man in face with BB gun

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UTICA — A Utica teenager is accused of shooting an acquaintance in the face with a BB gun very early on Tuesday, according to the Utica Police Department.

Police said Eh LerDar Lay, 19, of Utica, got into an argument and a fight with another man in the 1400 block of Dudley Ave. shortly after midnight on Tuesday. Police said the two men were familiar with one another.

During the scuffle, police said Lay pulled out what appeared to be a handgun and fired a shot at the victim, hitting him in the face.

Officers arrived on the scene and determined that the facial injury was caused by a BB or pellet gun.

Lay is charged with one count of second-degree assault, a class D felony, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Utica City Court.

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